The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management 7th edition

  • 14h 24m
  • Alan Rushton, Dr Peter Baker, Phil Croucher
  • Kogan Page
  • 2021

The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management provides students and practitioners with a complete overview of all aspects of setting up, managing, and optimizing supply chains. Written by an author team with years of practical experience in some of the most challenging environments across the world, the handbook is underpinned by real-world data and worked examples throughout.

Designed to offer a complete understanding of how supply chains fit together, The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution is structured logically and delves into topics in more detail than collections of research papers of miscellaneous works. With coverage on all the key aspects of distribution, logistics and supply chain management, students and practitioners alike will find this to be both an invaluable textbook and useful desk reference throughout their careers.

The seventh edition includes updates and solutions designed to meet the challenges faced by those studying and working in the sector. New material covers future technologies, including artificial intelligence, cyber-security, 5G mobile networks, drones and cobots, and how these can be used to optimize operations and increase productivity. Online resources include lecture slides (tables, images and formulae from the text), glossary of terms, weblinks, blog articles, video interviews and infographics.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Logistics and Distribution
  • Integrated Logistics and the Supply Chain
  • Customer Service and Logistics
  • Channels of Distribution
  • Key Issues and Challenges for Logistics and the Supply Chain
  • Logistics Planning Overview
  • Logistics Processes
  • Supply Chain Segmentation
  • Logistics Costs and Trade-Off Analysis
  • Logistics Network Planning
  • Logistics Management and Organization
  • Omnichannel Fulfilment
  • Manufacturing Logistics
  • Procurement and Supply
  • Inventory—The Basic Concepts
  • Inventory and the Supply Chain
  • Inventory Planning and Demand Forecasting
  • Principles of Warehousing
  • Storage and Handling Systems (Palletized)
  • Storage and Handling Systems (Non-Palletized)
  • Order Picking and Packing
  • Receiving and Dispatch
  • Warehouse Design
  • Warehouse Management and Information
  • International Logistics—Modal Choice
  • Maritime Transport
  • Air Transport
  • Rail and Intermodal Transport
  • Road Freight Transport—Vehicle Selection
  • Road Freight Transport—Vehicle Costing
  • Road Freight Transport—Planning and Resourcing
  • Road Freight Transport—Routeing and Scheduling
  • International Freight Forwarding
  • Outsourcing—Operations and Services
  • Outsourcing—Decision Criteria
  • Outsourcing—The Selection Process
  • Outsourcing—Management
  • Cost and Performance Monitoring
  • Benchmarking Logistics Operations
  • Information and Communication Technology in the Supply Chain
  • Security and Safety
  • Logistics and the Environment
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • References
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations